Snedden Hall & Gallop Welcomes Three New Directors

Sam Irvine

12 Jul 2021


  • Announcement
  • SHG Updates

Snedden Hall & Gallop Lawyers is excited to announce the appointment of three new directors, each one a leading female lawyer, to the experienced leadership team.

Julia Bridgewater, Emily Shoemark and Amber Wang are all senior lawyers in Snedden Hall & Gallop. Their appointment to the firm’s board further enhances our commitment to the Canberra community and our drive to achieve client outcomes.

Julia Bridgewater heads the Snedden Hall & Gallop wills and estates practice. She has a wide range of expertise in all aspects of succession planning and estate disputes.

Emily Shoemark leads Snedden Hall & Gallop’s employment law and intellectual property teams. She provides business clients with advice on all commercial transactions. Emily is recognised by her peers as a ‘Leading Employment Lawyer’ in the 2021 Doyle’s Guide.

Amber Wang manages the Snedden Hall & Gallop personal injury and medical litigation team. She has a deep understanding of the complexities associated with personal injury litigation. Amber is also the ACT President of the Australian Lawyers Alliance.

Snedden Hall & Gallop has played a longstanding role in Canberra’s history. Norm Snedden first opened his sole practice in February 1960. Over the next two years Snedden Hall & Gallop lawyers was formed, thanks to partnerships with Allan Hall and John Gallop.

Fast-forward 60 years, and Snedden Hall & Gallop is still thriving. Richard Faulks, Dennis Martin and Gerald Santucci, the firm’s well-known Directors, have navigated Snedden Hall & Gallop through changing times. While they each remain with the firm, they are delighted to welcome the three new Directors to the board.

Snedden Hall & Gallop has previously had female partners and directors. This is the first time in the firm’s long history, however, in which three female directors have served on the board simultaneously. Richard Faulks, Managing Director, said, “In an industry where the number of women at the partnership or director level remains disproportionately low, I am proud to say we now have three outstanding professional women on our board of directors. Each of the incoming Directors have proven to share the values that SHG consider important to serving our local community in a way that is professional, respectful and authentic.”